nike doernbecher

Nike Air VaporMax Doernbecher designed by 15 year old Andrew Merydith. Merydith’s shoes coordinate perfectly with his favorite green and purple BMX jersey. Andrew used his initials to create a cool logo, and came up with his own hashtag for the outsole: #ilovethefam. #kicksonfire


FRIDAY FOOTWEAR FACTS: Honestly, I am kind of ashamed that it took me this long to cover this. Doernbecher Children’s Hospital is located in Portland, Oregon. They teamed up with Nike in 2004 and allow some of their patients to design their own sneakers! Some proceeds go to benefit the hospital and in the last 10 years over 8 MILLION dollars have been raised for the children! It is so awesome and inspiring that these children get to participate in this. Their unique creativity is always exciting to view. 



Next “DB Dozen” Air Jordan 12 To Be Auctioned Is The “Gamma” Color-Way

For those of you that don’t know, as a celebration of the 12th anniversary of the Nike and Doernbecher Freestyle program, Nike has donated 12 pairs of unique Air Jordan 12 silhouettes to be auctioned off. The first pair which you can see HERE has already been sold for $14,100, the next pair in the auction series is using the Air Jordan 12 “Gamma” color-way as the base. Bidding is already at $4,250 so if you want this pair make sure to CLICK HERE to place your bid, theres two days left! Stay tuned for the next Jordan 12 to hit the bidding.

Images Via: doernbecher_auctions